Good morning to all. From the 2017 Global Partners Ethiopia team, we’re happy to report that all of us have traveled safely back to the US. We have just landed in Washington, D.C. We still need to go through custom and luggage claim yet, but at least our journey back to the comfort of our … Continue reading Back in the USA
Thursday, October 12, 2017 By Liz Arnold My teammates have done a stellar job of articulating each day’s events during our trip. I thought I’d wrap up with some reflections, short stories and anecdotes as we approach departure: 10:45pm on Ethiopian Airlines flight 0500. Sixteen hour flight to Washington D.C. with a stopover in Dublin, … Continue reading Final Stories & Songs
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 By Liz Arnold Thirteen days ago a group of Ferengees (foreigners) boarded a plane in Newark destined for Addis. Tomorrow evening, we board a flight returning to the U.S. It’s hard to believe our two-week trip is coming to a close. This will be the last blog we read together in … Continue reading Adera in Addis
by Barb Lund Seems the long, hard working days and extra curricular activities have caught up with a few of our team. Becky, Dr Moore, Jen, and now Karla have come down with cold-like symptoms. Not anything that good rest and a little chocolate can’t cure. And yes, we still have some Nutella left. “Team … Continue reading H1Y1-Yetebon goes viral
By Brittney Hibbard It’s 10:23 pm and I just got back to my tukul from a very exciting game of Phase 10 with Dr. Farley and our 2 interpreters Giso (Geeze-Oh) and Abel (Ah-Bell). Of course the boardgamer Dr. Farley was the winner, leaving the rest of us to hope there would be a redemption … Continue reading WAT WAT WAT!
by Becky Lam Hello Everyone, Greetings from Yetebon. What a beautiful Sunday we had today. It started with a brilliant sun ray projecting onto the Mohoui mountain some of us conquered yesterday. The long-beaked African birds perched on top of electric polls, singing loudly as a reminder that I was not in Wisconsin this Sunday morning. … Continue reading Importance of Relaxation
by Nate Farley Alarm clocks sounded all through Project Mercy this morning, pushing most of us out of bed for hiking the mountain that towers over this beautiful valley. We met at 6:00 am for the long journey ahead. It’s our first day off, but would become one of the hardest days yet. Suddenly a … Continue reading The Big Hike – Blog